The Effect of a Digital Photograph of the Patient in a CT Scan Examination on the Quality of Diagnosis by the Radiologist

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2007 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2007
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Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Whenever a scan is accessed through the PACS system a scanned document or digital picture may be displayed automatically. In this study the technician will take a digital picture of the patient who will be undergoing the CT scan. This way the radiologist will be able to view the patient's face before viewing the scan.

The hypothesis is that viewing a digital picture of the patient before viewing the CT scan will improve the quality of diagnosis.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 10000 participants
Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient who are to be scanned by ct

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disabled

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00437788

Contact: yonatan turner, MD 97225323268

Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: yonatan turner, MD szmc Identifier: NCT00437788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1907CTIL
First Posted: February 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

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